Thursday, April 21, 2022

SSS Happy and Joyful Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi crafty friends!


Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Happy and Joyful release blog hop! This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog for day 2 tomorrow! 

I'm so glad you're here! April releases are always my favorites because spring has arrived and that means lots of floral sets! This release is so beautiful and it's filled with amazing products!



As you can see from the banner above, you can get a Garden Party Sticker Sheet FOR FREE, with any purchase! Just use the code: GRDPTY at checkout. This promotion will expire 4/24 at 11:59 pm EDT.


Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday, April 27th.


Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, Happy and Joyful Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects!


My first two cards showcase the Foil Plate and Die set called, Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet. I love that this set comes with a coordinating die! I started with an elegant design, hot foiling the bouquet onto some black glossy cardstock, using some silver foil. Simple, easy yet so pretty!



Next I used some pretty, gold foil and some watercolor paper. I used Zig Markers to watercolor the bouquet. I wish you could see how beautiful the foiling is! It's really lovely in real life!


This next card is a fun one! The Mother Earth stamp set is so cool! If you love to color, like I do, you'll want this set for sure! I colored the image with Copics, die cut it into a circle, then added the circular shaped card onto a background that was clear embossed with the Lined Background Cling stamp.

Here's how it opens and a peek of the inside.


The beautiful Lisianthus stamp set is up next! I colored with Copics and paired with an older stencil, giving some interest to the background. The sentiments in this set are equally as beautiful as the floral image!

Okay, last card. This one uses two, new sets. The Dimensional Stars stencil set and the A2 Marquee die set. A fun and colorful card! And Simon's inks are so perfect to use with stencils, so I'm REALLY excited that they came out with re-inkers in this release!

That's it for me! I hope I've given you some ideas for using a few of the products from this fantastic release! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for the visit!



Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Yoonsun Hur



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